Presented by the International Lunar Observatory Association
at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta
Hosted by the Department of Geological Engineering
International Lunar Observatory Association ILOA is an interglobal enterprise incorporated in Hawaii as a non-profit to expand human knowledge of the Cosmos through observation from our Moon and to participate in internationally cooperative lunar base build-out (see detail in www.ILOA.org). It sponsors, with affiliate Space Age Publishing Co., an education and outreach program known as Galaxy Forums. These are public events with presentations, panel discussions and attendee participation. Efforts are made to integrate local cultures, perspectives, and traditional knowledge. Galaxy Forums have been held in Hawaii, USA, Canada, China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, South Africa, Chile, and Brazil.
Through Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia, ILOA intends to advance SEA participation in our ILO-1 Mission: to conduct Moon-based observations and communications for science, education, and enterprise. ILOA seeks Principal Operating Partnership (POP) in Southeast Asia consisting of interested members including space, science, education, and government institutions from ASEAN nations, which as a whole could be capable of operating at parity with the existing 6 major spacefaring entities in the world. At Galaxy Forum SEA 2017 in Singapore, a multilateral memorandum of understanding (MMOU) was signed to draw together interested members from around SEA region into a cohesive group for effective participation and evolution into a full POP.
ILOA is very pleased that Universitas Gadjah Mada has agreed to host this Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia which ILOA have organized in conjunction with Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB). ILOA are also very pleased to cooperate with SKYWORLD Indonesia, a private space and aeronautics educational / recreational institution located in East Jakarta, operating in partnership with LAPAN (Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space), Bosscha Observatory Bandung Indonesia, and ITB. ITB and SKYWORLD are members of the SEA MMOU.
Universitas Gadjah Mada, especially The Department of Geological Engineering has been selected to host this forum since its significant contribution to the development of Earth and Planetary Science in Indonesia. Department of Geological Engineering is also hosted Astrogeology Club, at this moment the only one in Indonesia, which promote the development of astrogeology study in Indonesia.
Galaxy Forum 2018 will be conducted at the Main Building (KPFT) of The Faculty of Engineering, Gadjah Mada University. Seminars & meeting will be held in the Conference Room (Ruang Sidang) dan Class Room at 2nd Floor. Outreach activities will be held at Ground Hall (Selasar Bawah KPFT).
Suggested Tentative Program
Conference Room (Ruang Sidang)
|Time||Presenter, Affiliation (TBD)||Topic (TBD)|
|8:30 - 8:45||Dr. Chatief Kunjaya, Ma Chung University||Introduction|
|ILOA Indonesia Representative|
|8:45 - 9:00||Representative from Universitas Gadjah Mada||Welcoming Speech|
|Dean/Head of Department/Coordinator|
|9:00 - 9:30||Arry Buchori / Teguh Arsono, Skyworld Indonesia||Astronomy Education for Indonesian Future Generation|
|9:30 - 10:00||Steve Durst, ILOA||Astronomy from the Moon & International Human Moon Missions|
|10:00 - 10:30||Break / Photo / Press|
|10:30 - 11:00||Jonathan Hung, Singapore Space & Technology Association||Global Space & Technology Convention|
|11:00 - 11:30||Prof. Boonrucksar Soonthornthum, NARIT||Recent Development on Astronomy and Polar Research in Thailand|
|11:45 - 12:30||ILOA Board Meeting|
|12:00 - 13:00||Lunch break|
|13:00 - 13:30||Dr. Nugroho Imam, Universitas Gadjah Mada||Geological History of the Earth / Antarctic research|
|13:30 - 14:00||Dr. Hakim Malasan, Bosscha Observatory, Institute of Technology - Bandung||Indonesia Astronomy Education & Development|
|14:00 - 14:15||(Dr. Sabirin Abdullah / Dr. Mardina Abdullah / Astronaut Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor)||Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)|
|14:15 - 14:45||Panel Discussion, Moderated by: Dr. Hakim Malasan||New Space, Astronomy & Education|
|Opportunities in Southeast Asia|
|14:45 - 15:00||Conclusions, Looking Forward|
Class Room (Ruang Kelas)
10:00 – 16:00 Meeting of Indonesia Earth Science Olympiad Team & Alumni.
Ground Hall (Selasar Bawah KPFT)
10:00 – 16:00 Outreach activities will be coordinated by Astrogeology Club UGM, Jogja Astronomy Club and Penjelajah Langit Club Yogyakarta
This event will cover board range of participants, who are interested in lunar science and astronomy or planetary science in general. This will involve
- University staf
- Students (university/schools)
- International The International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA)
- Coordinator: Steve Durst (Hawaii, USA)
- ILOA Indonesia Representative:
– Dr. Chatief Kunjaya (ITB & Ma Chung University Malang)
- UGM (Host):
– Dr. D. Hendra Amijaya (Department of Geological Engineering)